What is ECFE?
“ECFE is based around the idea that a child’s family provides a child’s first and most significant learning environment and that parents are a child’s first and most important teachers.” The purposes of Early Childhood Family Education are to help parents provide for their children’s learning and development, strengthen families, and to help young learners develop to their fullest potential. ECFE provides the “Building Blocks for Family School Success”
The Goals of Early Childhood Family Education
- To enhance parenting skills and support parents in their child raising efforts
- To share a special ONE on ONE interactive time with your child
- To be aware of child development and its stages as your child grows and develops
- To make new friends in a safe school classroom environment
- To give children an opportunity to discover and learn
- To foster effective communication between parents and their children
We are so excited to begin a new session of ECFE!
The Hawley ECFE programs are provided for all parents and children from ages birth to five. Preregistration is required so that preparations may be made for the sessions. It is also a Minnesota state law that all children attending must have up-to-date immunization records on file BEFORE the first day of class, so please be sure to provide them. If you are unable to attend a session, please notify the school office. A minimal fee will be charged for your child to attend classes, and this fee is payable at our first classroom session. Thank you for your cooperation…the monies will be used to defray the program expenses.
Classes are held Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:15.
Cost is $15.00 per child for February - May classes. (maximum of $20.00 per family)
To register, print and mail in registration form, P.O. Box 608, Hawley, MN 56549, or drop off in Elementary School office.
If you have any questions, please call the Elementary School Office at 483-3316
Educators: Kelli Langerud -Parent Facilitator
Sarah Behrens -Child Educator
You will find a variety of opportunities to share a fun and special time with your child, as well as some time to connect with other parents and a parent facilitator and child educator.
Please note that the classes are offered from February - May of 2019. We can’t wait for you to join us!
Spring Class Schedule:
February 14th – Valentines Day Party: Please join us at the classroom for some fun Valentines Day activities and crafts this evening to celebrate! If able, bring ten valentine cards to exchange with a few friends in the classroom.
February 21st – All about Music: This is going to be a fantastic evening where we get to visit the music room in the elementary and learn all about music together!
March 7th– Kids In the Kitchen: This evening we will be having fun making and decorating our own cookies creations as well as participating in fun activities involving cooking/baking! It is sure to be a memorable and fun night!
March 14th– Reading and Technology Night: Join us in the Elementary School library tonight! We will be taking time to explore the library, read some books and explore the technology, as well as have an opportunity to learn about various online resources for you and your child to explore. *MOVED TO APRIL 4TH.
March 21st– Daddy and Me: This will be a fun opportunity to bring your Dad or any other special person in your life. We will be making a project together this evening, so make sure to wear some play clothes, and bring a hammer too!!
March 28th– Farm Theme: What a fun night we will have learning all about the farm and all that the farm can involve! We will be enjoying some crafts, games for parents and kids, and some movement activities!
April 4th – Reading and Technology Night: Join us in the Elementary School library tonight! We will be taking time to explore the library, read some books and explore the technology, as well as have an opportunity to learn about various online resources for you and your child to explore.
April 11th – Movie/ Pajama Night: Please come to class in your coziest pajamas and slippers tonight! Feel free to bring your favorite blanket or stuffed animal as well! We will be enjoying a movie and popcorn together.
April 25th – Safety Night: Please join us at Westgate Park this evening! We will be learning all about some of our community helpers. (Fire Department, Police Department, HERT) and have the opportunity to visit with them and learn from them while enjoying the park!
May 2nd – Year End Picnic: Thank you so very much for joining us for our spring session this year!! This is our last day together, where we will meet outside at the Elementary School Playground. We will enjoy some outdoor games, play on the equipment and have an outdoor picnic.
THANK YOU!! We look forward to working with you and your child!
For questions or if you need information, please contact:
Kelli Langerud -
Sarah Behrens -
To Register go to the Downloads section to print a registration form. http://www.hawley.k12.mn.us/page/2728